New York City Hospitals are already stretched and probably 2 weeks away from a surge that could push them over the line. We need to provide massive assistance to hot spots like New York to dramatically expand their capacity. Literally every hour counts now
3 different NYC doctors: “I’ve been in ICU care for 15 years, and this is the worst I have ever seen" “We’ve never seen anything like this." “I’ve seen more cases in the last 10 days of severe respiratory illness than we’ve seen in years"
More: "At the Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Queens, several coronavirus patients under 40, including a few in their 20s, were on ventilators in the intensive-care unit as of Thursday. All were healthy before getting the virus, said Dr. Narasimhan."
At the Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Queens, N.Y., several coronavirus patients under 40, including a few in their 20s, were on ventilators in the intensive-care unit as of Thursday. All were healthy before getting the virus. via
Front-line workers at New York City hospitals are struggling: “I’ve been in ICU care for 15 years, and this is the worst I have ever seen things.”
Doctors and nurses in New York City hospitals are under siege. “Things have gotten really bad this past week,” said one. “We’re all on edge.”
Front-line workers at New York City hospitals are getting pounded: “I’ve been in ICU care for 15 years, and this is the worst I have ever seen things.” via
"The swiftness in which patients turn from mildly sick to struggling to breathe and requiring a ventilator is shocking, health-care workers said."
“New York City alone now makes up 42% of to­tal U.S. con­firmed cases... Far more young peo­ple than they ex­pected are fall­ing very ill... 56% of con­firmed cases of coro­n­avirus in the city at the time in­volved pa­tients un­der the age of 50.”
The story on #COVID19 escalating in NYC is behind a paywall, but this paragraph is deeply concerning. Is there a link to vaping? Also concerning: NYC will need 10X more ICU beds than what the city has on hand, based on current estimates
Doctors in NY are wearing the same masks for as long as a week... reusing gowns. Some have exceeded the capacity of their intensive-care units. "I’ve been in ICU care for 15 years, and this is the worst I have ever seen things.”
"A doctor at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn said the hospital had no more isolation space for coronavirus patients and was moving less-sick patients to other wings."
Coronavirus Cases Strain New York City Hospitals: ‘We’re Getting Pounded’ - WSJ
Front-line workers at New York City hospitals are struggling: “I’ve been in ICU care for 15 years, and this is the worst I have ever seen things.” via
“This is the worst I have ever seen things.” New York hospitals are straining under the onslaught of coronavirus cases, with equipment shortages forcing doctors to wear the same masks for a week, reuse gowns and in many cases get sick themselves.
NYC hospitals already strained by surge of #COVID19 patients, reports
Yikes. Here we go.
⁩ Front-line workers at New York City hospitals are struggling: “I’ve been in ICU care for 15 years, and this is the worst I have ever seen things.”
Coronavirus Cases Strain New York City Hospitals: ‘We’re Getting Pounded’ - WSJ
"Far more young people than they expected are falling very ill. According to data published Friday by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 56% of confirmed cases of #coronavirus in the city at the time involved patients under the age of 50."
"At the Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Queens, several coronavirus patients under 40, including a few in their 20s, were on ventilators in the intensive-care unit as of Thursday. All were healthy before getting the virus..."
The is reporting that New York City is already becoming overwhelmed Italy-style
Coronavirus Cases Strain New York City Hospitals: ‘We’re Getting Pounded’
Coronavirus Cases Strain New York City Hospitals: ‘We’re Getting Pounded’
Swiftly rising number of patients, sooner than expected, leads to supply shortages and concern about what is to come, #COVID19 #NYC via
The swiftness in which patients turn from mildly sick to struggling to breathe and requiring a ventilator is shocking, health-care workers said. “Things have gotten really bad this past week,” one Manhattan nurse said.
Urging our #medtwitter colleagues who have respirators/anesthesia machines to donate or sell them to .
Pray for New York.